IT is a day to dress up, watch scary movies, eat an unhealthy amount of sugary treats and even carve the odd pumpkin, but WA police have warned not everyone is on board with Halloween.
South Metropolitan community engagement co-ordinator Paul Trimble said it was important to remember not all homes will be participating Tuesday night, with some even unaware it is on.
“This can sometimes cause homeowners, especially the elderly, to be fearful when receiving a knock on the door in the late afternoon or evening,” he said.
“It’s also worth reminding friends or family members – especially the elderly – of Halloween night so they are not unnecessarily scared by people knocking on the door.
“The ‘no thanks’ poster will hopefully help with that too.”
Sergeant Trimble said Halloween did not usually lead to major issues for the community or police, a trend he was keen to see continue.
“It is important for everyone involved in trick or treats to make sure they do not cause harm, fear, damage or be abusive in any way,” he said.
“In cases where this does occur and a complaint is made the person or persons responsible could be charged.”